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India BJP leader says Muslims should give up beef

AFP) – A senior leader of India s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that Muslims can continue to live in India, but they will have to stop eating beef. Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister of Haryana state, said the cow “is an article …

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Obama willing to work with Iran, Russia to end Syria conflict

UNITED NATIONS -UNS : The United States is willing to work with Iran and Russia to try to end the Syrian conflict, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday but insisted there could not be a return to the status quo under Syrian President Bashar …

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China’s slowing economy: What’s wrong?

SHANGHAI – Asian stocks nosedived on Monday, led by sharp falls in Shanghai as concerns mount over the health of China s economy — the world s second largest. Although Chinese growth, a major engine of global expansion, has been slowing for some time, financial …

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Marry in haste, repent at leisure: lowest, highest age for marriages worldwide

ISLAMABAD-UNS: – Government of Spain announced that it will raise the minimum age for tying the matrimonial knot from 14 to 16 in order to bring it with par with standards prevalent Europe-wide. The decision has brought into highlight an issue not commonly debated upon; …

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Tennis: History girl Serena wins sixth Wimbledon

LOS ANGELES: Serena Williams made Wimbledon history as the world number one became the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Garbine Muguruza in Saturday’s final. Williams was never at her overpowering best, but she recovered from a …

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South America puts football leaders in corruption quarantine

SANTIAGO (AFP) – South America s biggest football tournament is in full swing but the sport s leaders are keeping a conspicuously low profile as the FIFA corruption scandal spreads fallout around the world. Despite the presence of Lionel Messi and Neymar, a dark shadow …

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US in talks with Qatar over five Taliban: CIA chief

WASHINGTON – The United States is in talks with Qatar on the status of five Taliban figures who may be free to return to Afghanistan a year after their release in a US prisoner swap, the head of the CIA said Sunday. “I want to …

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Colombia’s Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title

DORAL, United States (AFP) – Colombia s Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe Sunday, beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and The Netherlands at the world s top beauty pageant in Florida. The 22-year-old model and business student triumphed over 87 other …

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Obama says ‘shadow of crisis has passed’

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared America has turned the page on years of war and economic hardship, in a populist-tinged State of the Union address that set up the battle to succeed him. Emboldened by a stronger economy and better approval …

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US, UK seek custody of Lakhvi

BY MONA KHAN ISLAMABAD:United States and United Kingdom have written a letter to the government of Pakistan requesting the country to hand over the main suspect of the Mumbai Attack Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi to them but the authorities have decided not to. United Kingdom and United …

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